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Sidney Bracey (18 December 1877 – 5 August 1942) was an Australian-born American actor. After a stage career in Australia, on Broadway and in Britain, he appeared in 321 films between 1909 and 1942.

Bracey was born in Melbourne, Victoria, with the name Sidney Bracy, later changing the spelling of his last name. He was the son of Welsh tenor Henry Bracy and English actress Clara T. Bracy. His aunt was actress and dancer Lydia Thompson.

He began his stage career in Australia in the 1890s, with J. C. Williamson's comic opera companies. On Broadway, in 1900, he appeared as the tenor lead, Yussuf, in the first American production of The Rose of Persia at Daly's Theatre in New York. He then moved to England, appearing as Moreno in the Edwardian musical comedy hit The Toreador at the Gaiety Theatre, London in June 1901. He next joined the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company on tour in Britain, playing Terence O'Brian in The Emerald Isle from September 1901 to May 1902. He then left the D'Oyly Carte, continuing his stage career in Britain. He appeared in Amorelle at London's Comedy Theatre in 1904, The Winter's Tale in 1904–05, and A Persian Princess at Queen's Theatre in 1909.

Back on Broadway, in 1912, he played as Sir Guy of Gisborne in a revival of Reginald de Koven's Robin Hood at the New Amsterdam Theatre, followed by Rob Roy at the Liberty Theatre in 1913. He then moved into film acting, making first silent films and then "talkies", until his death in 1942. Early in his film career, he wrote and directed a silent movie called Sid Nee's Finish, (Thanhouser Company (1914), in which he played the title character. In 1916, he changed the spelling of his last name to "Bracey". Silent film authority Diane MacIntyre gave this description of him: "Bracey, a stately looking character man, was in big demand for authority like roles; such as movie directors, bosses and, most of the time, the most respectable and poised butler in all of Hollywood. He was thin, dark haired and had an earnest, yet sober, face that could break into a look of wide-eyed exasperation."

Bracy died in Hollywood, California on 5 August 1942, aged 64.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sidney Bracey (18 December 1877 – 5 August 1942) was an Australian-born American actor. After a stage career in Australia, on Broadway and in Britain, he appeared in 321 films between 1909 and 1942.

Bracey was born in Melbourne, Victoria, with the name Sidney Bracy, later changing the spelling of his last name. He was the son of Welsh tenor Henry Bracy and English actress Clara T. Bracy. His aunt was actress and dancer Lydia Thompson.

He began his stage career in Australia in the 1890s, with J. C. Williamson's comic opera companies. On Broadway, in 1900, he appeared as the tenor lead, Yussuf, in the first American production of The Rose of Persia at Daly's Theatre in New York. He then moved to England, appearing as Moreno in the Edwardian musical comedy hit The Toreador at the Gaiety Theatre, London in June 1901. He next joined the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company on tour in Britain, playing Terence O'Brian in The Emerald Isle from September 1901 to May 1902. He then left the D'Oyly Carte, continuing his stage career in Britain. He appeared in Amorelle at London's Comedy Theatre in 1904, The Winter's Tale in 1904–05, and A Persian Princess at Queen's Theatre in 1909.

Back on Broadway, in 1912, he played as Sir Guy of Gisborne in a revival of Reginald de Koven's Robin Hood at the New Amsterdam Theatre, followed by Rob Roy at the Liberty Theatre in 1913. He then moved into film acting, making first silent films and then "talkies", until his death in 1942. Early in his film career, he wrote and directed a silent movie called Sid Nee's Finish, (Thanhouser Company (1914), in which he played the title character. In 1916, he changed the spelling of his last name to "Bracey". Silent film authority Diane MacIntyre gave this description of him: "Bracey, a stately looking character man, was in big demand for authority like roles; such as movie directors, bosses and, most of the time, the most respectable and poised butler in all of Hollywood. He was thin, dark haired and had an earnest, yet sober, face that could break into a look of wide-eyed exasperation."

Bracy died in Hollywood, California on 5 August 1942, aged 64.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 132

Birthday 1877-12-18

Day of Death 1942-08-05

Place of Birth Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Also Known As

  • Sydney Bracey
  • Sidney Bracy
  • Sid Bracy
  • Sydney Bracy
  • Sidney Alfred Dunn

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1941 Dangerously They Live as Sidewalk Onlooker
1941 This Woman Is Mine as Clerk
1941 The Great Mr. Nobody as Beggar
1940 Tugboat Annie Sails Again as Limey
1940 No Time for Comedy as Waiter at Wyler's Party
1940 My Love Came Back as Butler (as Sidney Bracy)
1940 Brother Orchid as Steward Bringing Briefcase
1939 Invisible Stripes as Bank Guard
1939 Four Wives as Extra at Wedding Reception (uncredited)
1939 A Child Is Born as Third Drugstore Clerk
1939 We Are Not Alone as Ben, the Lamplighter
1939 Smashing the Money Ring as Pop Dryden
1939 Fast and Furious as Night Clerk
1939 Espionage Agent as Ship Steward
1939 Dust Be My Destiny as Nick's First Customer
1939 The Old Maid as Charles the Butler
1939 The Bill of Rights as Colonist
1939 Indianapolis Speedway as Spectator
1939 Naughty But Nice as Professor Listening to Radio
1939 The Sun Never Sets as Minister of Colonial Affairs
1939 Torchy Runs for Mayor as Dolan's Butler
1939 Dark Victory as Bartender
1939 Women in the Wind as Burbank Race Official / Cleveland Spectator
1939 On Trial as Joe Burke
1939 The Little Princess as Pedestrian Discussing the War
1939 Secret Service of the Air as John 'Joe' Vicary
1939 King of the Underworld as Bert - the Farmer
1939 Devil's Island as Soupy
1938 The Dawn Patrol as Major Brand's Orderly (as Sidney Bracy)
1938 The Girl Downstairs as Second Butler
1938 The Declaration of Independence as Congress Clerk (uncredited)
1938 Hard to Get as Carl
1938 My Bill as Jenner
1938 The Rage of Paris as Opera House Usher
1938 Invisible Enemy as Kamarov's Butler
1938 Merrily We Live as 2nd Butler
1938 Arsene Lupin Returns as Squad Car Driver
1938 The Baroness and the Butler as Member of Parliament
1938 Love Is a Headache as Waiter (uncredited)
1937 A Night at the Movies as Movie Patron (uncredited)
1937 Breakfast for Two as Clarence - Blair's Butler
1937 The Littlest Diplomat as Adjutant Potter
1937 Rhythm in the Clouds as Butler
1937 Shall We Dance as First Steward (uncredited)
1937 A Star Is Born as Burke's Butler (uncredited)
1937 Call It a Day as Flower Shop Owner
1936 Sinner Take All as Lampier's Butler
1936 Isle of Fury as Sam
1936 Sworn Enemy as Waiter
1936 Charlie Chan at the Race Track as Waiter on ship
1936 Changing of the Guard as Grayson, the Butler
1936 One Rainy Afternoon as George the butler
1936 Sutter's Gold as Smythe - Sutter's Accountant
1936 The Preview Murder Mystery as DuBeck's Valet
1935 Magnificent Obsession as Butler
1935 Let 'em Have It as Butler at Spencer Home
1935 The Winning Ticket as Bank Employee
1934 Broadway Bill as Higgins' 2nd Butler (uncredited)
1934 What Every Woman Knows as Constituent Shouting 'Three Cheers'
1934 Our Daily Bread as Rent Collector
1934 Outcast Lady as Napier's Butler
1934 He Was Her Man as Waiter
1934 Back Page as Edgar Ashe
1934 A Very Honorable Guy as Waiter
1934 The Vanishing Shadow as Denny
1934 Laughing Boy as White Father
1934 The Poor Rich as Arbuthnot
1934 The 9th Guest as Hawkins, the Butler
1934 Massacre as Norma's Butler (uncredited)
1933 Duck Soup as Mrs. Teasdale's Butler (uncredited)
1933 Only Yesterday as Second Butler
1933 Broken Dreams as Hopkins
1933 Saturday's Millions as Butler
1933 Corruption as Dr. Robbins
1933 The Phantom of the Air as James Munson
1933 The Little Giant as Butler
1933 The Intruder as Carlo - Valet
1933 What! No Beer? as Dr. Smith (uncredited)
1932 Little Orphan Annie as Butler (as Sidney Bracy)
1932 Tangled Destinies as McGinnis, posing as Professor Marmont
1932 The Washington Masquerade as Benedict
1932 Red-Headed Woman as Man Wanting to Use Phone Booth (uncredited)
1932 The Airmail Mystery as Driscoll
1932 The Monster Walks as Herbert Wilkes (as Sidney Bracy)
1932 The Greeks Had a Word for Them as The Waiter
1931 A Dangerous Affair as Plunkett
1931 The Phantom of Paris as Volunteer from Audience (uncredited)
1931 Sporting Blood as The Tout (uncredited)
1931 Ten Cents a Dance as Wilson, Carlton's Butler
1931 The Avenger as Windy
1931 Parlor, Bedroom and Bath as Butler (as Sidney Bracy)
1931 Dance, Fools, Dance as Albert (uncredited)
1931 Thundering Tenors as The Butler
1931 Reducing as Beasley's Butler
1930 Along Came Youth as Bit Role (uncredited)
1930 Playboy of Paris as Irate Customer
1930 Follow Thru as Doctor (uncredited)
1930 Anybody's Woman as Butler
1930 Wild Company as Waiter
1930 The Flirting Widow as The Second Butler (uncredited)
1930 Redemption as Waiter
1930 Children of Pleasure as Miles the Butler (uncredited)
1930 The Second Floor Mystery as Alfred
1930 The Bishop Murder Case as Pyne (as Sydney Bracey)
1929 His Captive Woman
1929 Queen Kelly as Prince Wolfram's Lackey
1928 Show People as Dramatic Director
1928 Home, James as Haskins (the butler)
1928 The Cameraman as Editor
1928 Midnight Madness as Bream's Valet
1928 The Matinee Idol as Don's Valet (uncredited)
1928 The Crowd as John's Supervisor (uncredited)
1928 While the City Sleeps as Short Order Cook
1927 Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans as Dance Hall Manager (uncredited)
1927 My Best Girl as Butler Serving Dinner (uncredited)
1927 The Woman on Trial as Brideaux
1927 Painting the Town as Secretary
1927 Birds of Prey as Gaston
1926 My Official Wife as Valet to Sascha
1926 A Bankrupt Honeymoon as The Butler
1926 The Blackbird as Bertie's No. 1 Man
1925 The Merry Widow as Danilo's Footman (uncredited)
1925 A Slave of Fashion as Hobson (as Sidney Bracy)
1925 Her Market Value as Banks
1924 Her Night of Romance as Butler
1924 Why Men Leave Home as Sam Neilson
1923 Merry-Go-Round as Gisella's Groom
1921 Leap Year as Loris Keene's Press Agent (uncredited)
1916 Elusive Isabel as Luiigi
1916 The Huntress of Men
1914 Zudora as Tom Hunt
1913 Uncle's Namesake as Uncle John

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